Watch this Space (2004–2011) was a funded professional development programme for galleries, teachers, artists and gallery educators in England. It enabled them to gain first-hand experience of each other’s work to initiate, build and sustain relationships that introduced school students to contemporary art in galleries and offered professional development for teachers, gallery educators and artists.
Watch this Space 6 provided a programme of placements for teachers, trainee teachers and early career gallery education staff to:
- Refresh and re-inspire experienced teachers and trainee teachers of all subjects who do not regularly visit galleries, through the provision of gallery placements, enabling them and their students to experience the benefits of learning in, and in partnership with, a cultural organisation, through engagement with contemporary visual arts practice.
- Enable early gallery education professionals-educators in galleries and freelance artists, to learn about, and engage with, curriculum requirements through placements in schools and to develop a gallery education project and personal arts practice in line with these.
Author: Penny Jones, Project Manager Watch this Space
Type: Project Report
Publication Date: March 2010